Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Dec 2006 11:38 UTC
X11, Window Managers In 2002, both KDE and GNOME released their last major revisions; KDE released KDE 3.0 on 3rd April, while GNOME followed shortly after with GNOME 2.0 on 27th June. For the Linux desktop, therefore, 2002 was an important year. Since then, we have continiously been fed point releases which added bits of functionaility and speed improvements, but no major revision has yet seen the light of day. What's going on?
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RE: Version numbers don't matter
by subterrific on Thu 21st Dec 2006 16:30 UTC in reply to "Version numbers don't matter"
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Agreed. Does Thom honestly think, because we haven't seen another major version number release that nothing major has been going on? This article is pure FUD. GNOME 2.12 is more different from GNOME 2.0 than 2.0 was from 1.0. Just look at the list of new applications and features since 2.0, not to mention all the freedesktop.org work (cario, dbus, avahi), UI improvements (svg icons, clearlooks, tango). GNOME also finally has a decent multimedia framework with GStreamer. The "incremental" improvements are a good thing. It means the code is stable and maintainable. I am way more happy now using GNOME/Linux than OS X, and I've been a Mac user since 1987. Personally I'd rather read an article about what major features or changes you must have in mind that we're all missing.

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